Jessica Dimas comes to the Women’s Funding Network with a deep commitment to uplifting community voices and promoting inclusive practices to advance intersectional equity and social justice. This commitment is evident in Jessica’s background in social justice organizing, teaching, research and advocacy.
Prior to joining the WFN, Jessica held a number of positions in her years working with Centro Legal de la Raza, first as a paralegal focused on deportation defense for children and families in Northern and Central California, and most recently, coordinating the Workers’ Rights Helpline and Immigrant Relief Fund projects through the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Jessica taught English and worked with a grassroots organization researching local environmental concerns in Chiapas, Mexico. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in Community Health and American Studies from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. A Bay Area native, she enjoys spending time with family, trying to replicate vegetarian Mexican recipes, and Zumba dance workouts.